NYPD Testing Google Glass

The Surge

In an ever changing technological world the police are adapting as well. They have more resources at their fingertips than ever some of which includes laptops, portable finger print scanners, and licence plate  readers just to name a few. We now know that America’s largest police force is testing a new gadget – google glass. NYPD’s deputy commissioner confirmed the rumors:

“In December of 2013 the Department obtained two pairs of Google Glass and has been evaluating these devices in an attempt to determine any possible useful applications. The devices have not been deployed in any actual field or patrol operations, but rather are being assessed as to how they may be appropriately utilized or incorporated into any existing technology-based functions.”

Two pairs is obviously a very small number for a force with some 30,000 officers and it’s unlikely we will see the entire NYPD outfitted with them anytime soon…

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